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Rip Current Statement

Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service San Juan PR
343 PM AST Wed Feb 24 2021

San Juan and Vicinity-Northeast-North Central-Northwest-Culebra-
St.Thomas...St. John...and Adjacent Islands-
343 PM AST Wed Feb 24 2021


* WHAT...Dangerous rip currents expected.

* WHERE...Northwest to northeastern beaches of Puerto Rico and
  Culebra. West to northern beaches of St. Thomas.

* WHEN...Through Thursday afternoon.

* IMPACTS...Rip currents can sweep even the best swimmers away
  from shore into deeper water.


Swim near a lifeguard. If caught in a rip current, relax and
float. Don`t swim against the current. If able, swim in a
direction following the shoreline. If unable to escape, face the
shore and call or wave for help.



Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service San Juan PR
357 AM AST Wed Feb 24 2021

San Juan and Vicinity-Northeast-Southeast-Eastern Interior-
North Central-Central Interior-Ponce and Vicinity-Northwest-
Western Interior-Mayaguez and Vicinity-Southwest-Culebra-Vieques-
The nearshore and off shore Atlantic and Caribbean Coastal Waters-
357 AM AST Wed Feb 24 2021

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for Puerto Rico and the adjacent
Atlantic Coastal Waters.

.Day One...Today and Tonight

.Wind...Sustained winds in excess of 20 MPH (17 knots) are expected
across the local waters and, during the daytime, many coasts.

.Waves...Hazardous seas up to 8 feet are expected across The local
outer Atlantic waters and the Anegada Passage.

.Rip Currents...There is a high risk of rip currents for the northern
coasts of Puerto Rico from Rincon to Fajardo and Culebra. Almost all
other beaches will have a moderate risk of rip currents.

.Days Two through Seven...Thursday through Tuesday

Hazardous seas and a high risk of rip currents will continue through
the period diminishing Tuesday. Somewhat stronger winds are expected
over the weekend and on Monday.

.Spotter information statement...

Spotter activation is not anticipated. Please relay any information
about winds, waves, and rip currents to the National Weather Service
in San Juan while following all local and state guidelines.


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